Originally Posted by deartruc
I thought mosquitos are the Maine state bird..
The mosquitoes use Route 1 to land on; that's how big they are.
Late August along the coast will find the blackflies pretty much gone and a few mosquitoes at dusk and later evening.
Preferring more remote woods areas, it can be a battle sometimes, especially around Memorial Day weekend. For being outside and away from the campsite (hiking, etc) I use Ben's with the highest amount of DEET. Depending on your environmental/health views, you may or may not choose this. However, the more DEET in the juice, the more effective it is.
Around the campsite, under the awning or by the fire, I use a Thermocell and have good results with that.
Another concern the past few years has been an increase in ticks, especially deer ticks. They seem to be thriving better and better, despite how the winters go. In the early summer, they are smaller and harder to detect. More info can been found here Mainely Ticks | Tick Management through Education & Science
and here: MMCRI - Lyme and Other Vector-borne Disease Information
If you've found yourself in tall grassy areas or similar, make sure to do a tick check at the end of day.
That area of the coast (only about an hour from me) is scenic, enjoyable. The farther east you go, the more Downeast it becomes. Enjoy the lobster and make plans to come back at the of September, first of October for the foliage.